Ash Wood Magic Properties

Element of Fire and Air.

Feminine and Effeminate Male Energy.

Planetary Associations: Sun, Neptune and Mercury (variety of traditions).

Zodiac Association: Pisces

Alder is a sacred tree of Celtic Astrology 18 February to 17 March. Associated Dieties: The Ash wood tree is sacred to Lir the sea-god, Gwydion The Magician, Odin, Loki, Nemesis, Uranus, Poseidon, Thor, Oceanus, and Mars.

Druids associated this tree with the adder.

Norse Mythology associates the Ash tree with the deer, the hawk, the eagle, the squirrel, and the serpent. It represents that the cosmology of the world tree, or as the Norse referred to it as YGGDRASIL.

Rune: Ansuz

Ogham: Nion

The Nords held this tree sacred to Woden (Odin), the Nordic World Tree, Yggdrasil, is an Ash tree and is considered to be the father of all trees. It was upon the Ash tree that Odin hung himself upside down for nine nights to receive the wisdom of the Runes. And it was from Ash that Odin created the first man.

The Welsh associated this tree with the God Gwydion.

Due to the height of many ash trees, Druids felt that the tree was the bridge between the heavens and earth.

Ash trees are prone to lightening strike, thus associating the tree with the elements of fire and air.

Celts felt that spears (a primary weapon of the Celts) made of Ash wood were imbued magically.

Druid wands were often made of Ash wood because of the straight grains.

Nemesis used Ash wood to represent the justice of the Gods.

The traditional Witches besom or broom is made with an Ash handle.

Ash leaves carried on the person are said to attract luck.

Ash leaves placed in dream pillows are said to create prophetic dreams.

Staffs made of Ash wood are said to represent the world tree and the authority is begets.

Magickal Properties

The Ash wand is an excellent wood for promoting brain activity.

Ash wood magick aids in communication, intelligence, wisdom, and promotes curiosity.

Use ritual applications of Ash wood to remove mental blockages and aid in the promotion of word use and understanding.

Ash is the wood of the scholar, poet and writer.

Ash wood promotes spiritual love and health.

Ash shavings protect against unwanted change.

It is said that warts rubbed on the Ash bark will be absorbed into the tree.

DragonOak recommends to use Ash wood shavings for protection from drowning, magickal effectiveness, sea power, and healing.

Ash wood has been used by DragonOak for divination, prophecy, and inspiration.

DragonOak recommends Ash to be used for protection, finding special roots, horse magick, enhances skills of arts and crafts, justice, weather magick, and for working with the magick of cave and wells.

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